Solved Browser Ad Blockers recommendation

Asus / Rampage iv extreme x79
October 31, 2017 at 07:11:25
Specs: Windows 10 64 bit, 3.601 GHz / 16324 MB
Hey guys,

Just wondering what add blockers everyone is using, I don't currently have one but would like one, what do you guys recommend?

I use IE 11, dont really like Edge and dont have anything else installed. If you guys think IE is not safe can you recommend something else please?

Thank you,

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#1
October 31, 2017 at 07:32:33
adBlock (Windoze and Mac systems) seems OK and Firefox seems to be the general preference over IE and Edge?

https://getadblock.com

and this site has a few useful freebies and paid for items too. I have the "link checker" running on my Mac systems and it does what it says (for free).

https://www.drweb.com/


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#2
October 31, 2017 at 08:27:43
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Chrome with uBlock Origin seems to be the default preference these days.

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#3
October 31, 2017 at 08:33:42
Ublock Origin is worth a look at too (for Firefox and maybe others) - see Wiki here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UBloc...

I think it is better than Adblock Plus (but it's a marginal difference). The trickiest adverts to prevent seem to be those on YouTube (the ones that sometimes arrive and you sit through before you see what you wanted). I have a small hosts file that handles the awkward ones.

Although there are various IE advert blockers I've never found one I really like.

I'm not a fan of Edge either but possibly because it was absolute rubbish at first. It might be better now. It always seemed odd for MS to knowingly and openly push out a browser that was rickety. When folk move off something they usually stay away (Norton is a prime example). They would have been better to stick with IE and not bring Edge out until it worked properly.

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#4
October 31, 2017 at 11:08:40
Ad block plus with Firefox. Works well.

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#5
November 1, 2017 at 01:22:30
Thank you so much everyone, I will look into these and let you know which one I decide to use.

Re #1

adBlock (Windoze and Mac systems) seems OK and Firefox seems to be the general preference over IE and Edge?

Why do so many people not like IE and Edge is it a security thing?

Many thanks,


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#6
November 1, 2017 at 02:42:03
Probably many reasons why pholks dislike IE and/or Edge.

IE has a chequered history re' security leaks; and Edge seems so different to IE in format that many simply find it cumbersome perhaps? Never having used Edge (I use mostly Macs these days) my observation there is purely based on comments here, and also those of friends and family who have/use win-10. Quite a few of those friends and family prefer win-7; they totally abhor win-8...

Firefox seems to be the preferred alternative; Chrome seems ok for some, but many won't touch it for whatever reasons.


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#7
November 1, 2017 at 05:25:00
Edge is . . . not a good browser. Its context menus are sluggish, it doesn't run plugins, it didn't initially allow extensions, really it just embodiedMicrosoft's, "PCs are now tablets, you guys," philosophy. It's probably the best pdf reader for touch screens, though.

As for Chrome, if by "some" you mean "over 60% of the market," then yes, Chrome is preferred by "some." http://gs.statcounter.com/browser-m...

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#8
November 1, 2017 at 07:46:11
My impression - based mainly on comments here - is/was that Chrome wasn't too much preferred compared say to Firefox...

I have FF on my Macs and occasionally use it as sometimes there are websites which don't appear to like Safari...

When I run win-7 (Bootcamp or Parallels VM mode) I use FF rather than IE some of the time; but not always.


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#9
November 1, 2017 at 11:32:36
It's too easy to get stuck in an echo chamber these days. It's why you need to do things like look up the statistics.

Personally, I'm running Pale Moon, which is a Firefox fork that split off before Mozilla went crazy chasing after Chrome.

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#10
November 1, 2017 at 12:44:48
Some folk avoid Google because, rightly or wrongly, they consider them to be too snoopy.

Everyone to their own I guess. I have several browsers (including CyberFox) because I find it convenient to switch to another browser and back again at times.

"Mac" was mentioned just after a reference to "cumbersome". Put it this way, I did manage to avoid throwing our new Mac out of the Window. I found Linux easier to use LOL.

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#11
November 2, 2017 at 17:28:24
In terms of the aside, this might be of interest:
https://www.cnet.com/news/microsoft...

A sure sign the MS ought to concentrate on reliability rather than damaging new features.

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#12
November 6, 2017 at 11:28:31
Thanks guys i opted for ublock origins with Chrome. Not a massive fan of chrome but will get used to it.

Thank you all for all your suggestions really appreciate it.


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